The Brain, Intelligence & BCI’s

Treo creator Jeff Hawkins urges us to take a new look at the brain — to see it not as a fast processor, but as a memory system that stores and plays back experiences to help us predict, intelligently, what will happen next.

The brain is wider than the sky: Brain-Computer Interface research from the University of Essex

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Neurofeedback and EEG

Neurofeedback (NFB), also called neurotherapyneurobiofeedback or EEG biofeedback is a type of biofeedback that uses realtime displays of electroencephalography or functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to illustrate brain activity, often with a goal of controlling central nervous system activity. Sensors are placed on the scalp to measure activity, with measurements displayed using video displays or sound.

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Simulation and learning with Brain-Computer Interfaces and Gesture Based Computing

I came across this slideshow presentation a while back, it was created by some very smart people at the Current Technologies Corporation. For those of you who want more in-depth information about BCI’s, Gesture based and related technologies, their stage of development and timeline on the Gartner Hype cycle, this presentation is really insightful.

Check out the slideshow here.

To give you a little taster:

 

Lumosity – reclaim your brain

Reclaim your brainLumosity.com is a leading “Brain Training” website and provides an online tool for cognitive enhancement. Lumosity is advised by leading experts in neuroscience and cognitive psychology from Stanford, Berkeley, UCSF and other prestigious institutions.
Based on the concept of neuroplasticity — the brain’s ability to physically adapt to new stimuli — Lumosity training includes challenging exercises engineered to improve a wide selection of cognitive functions such as working memory and fluid intelligence. By improving these functions, Lumosity can enhance your memory, attention and more!
Designed by neuroscientists the training programs are designed to produce noticeable cognitive benefits. Using novel, engaging and constantly adapting challenges, the exercises strategically target brain areas such as memoryattention and processing speed.